Pittaka, Piṭṭaka: 9 definitions


Pittaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Pittaka (पित्तक) is a Sanskrit word referring to a classification of human constitution (prakṛti) where Pitta-doṣa has its dominance. The word is used throughout Ayurvedic (India medicine) literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. A skilled physician should monitor the constitution of a patient during treatment with medicines and prescribing his diet. Pitta represents the “fire element” element of the human body.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

The person of Pittaka constitution is intelligent, powerful, debating and has quick emotions of anger and compassion. He eats much, dislikes heat and perspires heavily.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piṭṭaka (पिट्टक).—The tartar of the teeth (dantakiṭṭa).

Derivable forms: piṭṭakam (पिट्टकम्).

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Pittaka (पित्तक).—An inferior variety of gems; Kau. A.2.11.29.

Derivable forms: pittakaḥ (पित्तकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Piṭṭaka (पिट्टक).—m. (= Sanskrit piṭaka, piḍaka, Pali piḷakā), blister, swelling on the skin: Divyāvadāna 210.14.

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Piṭṭakā (पिट्टका).—[ or piṭakā, mss. Divyāvadāna 256.24, ed. em. paṭṭikā or paṭikā, cloth, probably rightly.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Piṭṭaka (पिट्टक).—n.

(-kaṃ) The tartar or excretion of the teeth. E. piṭ to collect, aff. ṇvul .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Piṭṭaka (पिट्टक):—n. the tartar or secretion of the teeth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. kiṭṭa, kiṭṭaka, pippikā).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Piṭṭaka (पिट्टक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. The tartar or excretion of the teeth.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pittaka in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pittaka (ಪಿತ್ತಕ):—[noun] a kind of inferior gem.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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